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Reading Group

Camilla Wills

23 April 2014

Wednesday 23 April
7.00 – 8.30pm

Impostor! and the technology of the process
with Jane Fawcett

Camilla Wills, editor of I'm Your Fan, leads three monthly book club sessions, discussing texts which respond to themes prevalent in Moyra Davey's work.

What does it mean to become Classic? - and how could it be possible to intercept the biographies of others to effectively determine and resynchronise your own history and intentions. In her film, Les Goddesses, Davey pursues a connection between a photograph she took of her siblings and the story of the Wollstonecraft daughters. The reading group will consider the processes of believing in the fantasy of your own projections, over-estimating alliances, and transforming an identity - looking for a route through Doris Lessing, Jane Bowles / Emmy Moore, and Giorgio Agamben. Vagina as whirlpool or acid bath, an adventure!

TEXTS
Skype reading by Moyra Davey
Doris Lessing, Under My Skin: Volume One of my Autobiography, to 1949 excerpt (pg 4- 10 & pg 20-21)
Jane Bowles, ‘Emmy Moore’s Journal’ from My Sister’s Hand in Mine (pg 443 - 449)
Hannah Black, Doris Lessing obituary
Giorgio Agamben, What is a Paradigm? excerpt

The reading group takes place on Wednesdays 23 April, 14 May & 18 June and has been programmed alongside Moyra Davey's exhibition life without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece. Participants are encouraged to read the texts ahead of the session, and attend as many of the three sessions that they can. Please contact Nisha Matthew on nisha.matthew@camdenartscentre.org for more information on the texts.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication of Moyra Davey's writing, I'm Your Fan, co-published by Camden Arts Centre and Camilla Wills.

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